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Trump wants Senate Republicans to use the so-called 'nuclear option' to help end the government shutdown

The White House on Sunday called for Senate Republicans to eliminate the filibuster as the funding impasse continued into its second day.

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Iran's Rouhani says wants to improve ties with Iraqi Kurds

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called for boosting relations with the Iraqi Kurdish region as part of a united Iraq, Iranian media reported, after ties were strained over an independence referendum in the area last year.

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North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.

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North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

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Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics 'not permanent': South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation's planned visit to the South to prepare for the North's art troupe during the Winter Olympics was "not a permanent cancellation".

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North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - ministry

(Reuters) - North Korea has canceled the planned visit of a delegation to South Korea to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, South Korean authorities said on Friday.

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China says sunken Iranian tanker may now be leaking heavy oil

BEIJING (Reuters) - A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday.

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China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades.

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House intelligence panel votes to release Fusion GPS co-founder interview

The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted to release the transcript of its interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, with Democrats and Republicans joining together in a move likely to shed new light on the opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia.

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Trump's ex-aide Bannon to appear again before House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was expected to return on Thursday to testify before the House of Representatives' intelligence committee, two days after refusing to answer questions about his time with the Trump administration or the transition period leading to it.

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UPDATE 1-Iraq, BP sign deal to boost Kirkuk crude output - oil ministry

KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with BP on Thursday to boost production capacity from its northern Kirkuk oilfields, the country's oil ministry said.

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Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52 Uzbeks: Kazakh Interior Ministry

ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighboring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

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Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, killing 52: Interior Ministry

ALMATY (Reuters) - Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.

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Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said late on Wednesday.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalized with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalized earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China

BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage.

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German police raids homes, offices of suspected Iranian spies

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday searched the homes and offices of 10 suspected Iranian spies following an investigation by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said.

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Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.

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Kazakhstan oil output to rise 1 pct in 2018 to 87 mln T - energy ministry

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will increase its oil and gas concentrate production in 2018 by 1 percent to 87 million tonnes, compared to 86.2 million tonnes the previous year, its energy ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.

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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 16, wounds 65: ministry says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 65 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi interior ministry said.

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Hope Fades for Missing Crew Members as Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks

Iranian state TV said the vessel that had collided with another in the East China Sea and that had been burning for more than week left “no hope” for those onboard.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.

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Iran's Rouhani mocks Trump's failure to keep election pledge

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked Donald Trump for failing to kill off the Iran nuclear deal despite the US leader's 2016 election promise to do so.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker has sunk after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that had drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone has sunk after a collision on Jan. 6, Chinese state television said on Sunday.

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Egyptian fire kills Palestinian at sea: Gaza Health Ministry

GAZA (Reuters) - The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday.

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Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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France to vet takeovers of firms in data and artificial intelligence

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government aims to broaden its powers to block foreign takeovers of French companies deemed as strategic, to also include firms involved in data protection and artificial intelligence ('AI'), the finance minister said on Friday.

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Stricken Iranian oil tanker keeps exploding: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - The stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi keeps exploding, hampering efforts to extinguish the fire and rescue survivors, state media Xinhua said on Friday, citing the Ministry of Transport, as the blaze raged and worries grew the ship may break up and sink.

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Russian, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by telephone with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif about preparations for a Russian-hosted Syrian People's Congress, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday in a statement.

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Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone: coast guard

TOKYO (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea at risk of exploding, sinking: ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - The stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea is at risk of exploding and sinking because of fire from spilled oil, the Ministry of Transportation (MOT) said in a statement on Thursday.

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South Korea justice ministry prepares to ban cryptocurrency trading, exchanges raided

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the government is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading, throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.

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UPDATE 1-China ministry says protectionist sentiment rising in US

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday protectionist sentiment is rising in the United States after Chinese company Ant Financial's plan to buy U.S. money transfer firm MoneyGram International Inc collapsed.

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China commerce ministry says protectionist sentiment rising in US

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday protectionist sentiment is rising in the U.S. after Chinese company Ant Financial's plan to buy U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc collapsed.

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Iranian warship crashes at Caspian port, two crew missing

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Iranian warship crashed into concrete wave breakers at a port in the Caspian Sea and two of its crew members are missing, according to local media reports.

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Explosion on Iranian oil tanker forces rescue team to retreat

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews were forced to retreat from a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision.

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Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea could burn for a month: South Korea official

SEOUL (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters on Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979

The year was pivotal to their countries, but they reject the changes it brought.

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Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea could burn for a month: South Korean official

SEOUL (Reuters) - The stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters on Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.

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Greek Communist anti-austerity protesters storm labor ministry

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek demonstrators stormed the country's labor ministry and confronted its chief on Tuesday in protest at moves to restrict the right to strike, a condition set by international creditors in exchange for bailout funds.

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Iranian oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lashing winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

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China fines two truck makers for pollution, emissions fraud - ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's environment ministry said on Tuesday it had fined two local truck makers a total of at least 38 million yuan ($5.84 million) for manufacturing vehicles that do not meet pollution standards and for engaging in emissions fraud.

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Iranian oil tanker burns for third day after collision off China coast

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea was still on fire on Tuesday morning, the Chinese government said, as dozens of rescue boats struggled to control the blaze for a third day.

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Iranian protester dies in police custody

A 22-year-old man who was arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran has died in police custody, according to a report on state-run media on Monday.

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Iranian Oil Tanker in Flames After Collision Near China

With one body found, rescuers searched for 31 members of the crew from the tanker, which was at risk of explosion.

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Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad agree to share info, intelligence

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates and Etihad Airways signed a deal on Monday to share information and intelligence, the first agreement between the two rival airlines based in the United Arab Emirates.

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Iranian oil tanker still ablaze as rescuers search for missing mariners

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday was still ablaze on Monday morning, a South Korean coast guard official said, as emergency rescue teams continued to search for the missing crew.

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Iranian oil tanker still ablaze after collision off China's coast

SEOUL (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea over the weekend was still ablaze on Monday morning, a South Korean coast guard official told Reuters.

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Iranian oil tanker burns, 32 missing after collision off China's coast

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country's top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, leaving its 32 crew members missing, the Chinese government said.

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Iranian tanker burns, spills oil after collision off China's coast

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country's top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing its cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, the Chinese government said.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says unrest fomented by foreign enemies defeated

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country's people and security forces had defeated unrest fomented by foreign enemies -- including the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia -- and opposition groups, according to a statement on its Sepahnews website.

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Iranian tanker collides with Chinese ship, spills oil

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil and operated by the country's top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing its cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, the Chinese government said on Sunday.

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How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

For decades, they warned the North was making progress on a missile that could reach the United States. But the last breakthroughs happened faster than they expected.

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U.S. sanctions five entities tied to Iran's missiles program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian-based entities it said were owned or controlled by a industrial firm responsible for developing and producing Iran's solid-propellant ballistic missiles.

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Iranian Nobel laureate urges U.S. to back protests with 'political sanctions'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi urged the United States and international community to support nationwide protests in Iran with political sanctions and not economic measures that could hit the general population.

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Iraq's Abadi in high-stakes plan to rein in Iranian-backed militias

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Under pressure from allies in the West, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is staking his career on reining in the Shi'ite militias that helped him defeat Islamic State.

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BRIEF-Brainstorm Cell Received Good Manufacturing Practice Approval From Israel Ministry Of Health

* BRAINSTORM CELL THERAPUETICS - RECEIVED GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE APPROVAL FROM ISRAEL MINISTRY OF HEALTH FOR ISRAELI CONTRACT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

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Iranian army commander offers to help police suppress unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's army chief declared on Thursday that police had already quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, as Tehran staged more pro-government rallies.

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Iranian army commander offers to help police with protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's army chief said on Thursday police forces had already quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, official media reported, as new state-sponsored protests were held.

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Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges Iranians to keep up protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the people of Iran to engage in civil disobedience and press on with nationwide protests that are posing the boldest challenge to its leaders since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

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Los Angeles' large Iranian community cheers anti-regime protests

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Many in Los Angeles' Iranian expatriate community, the largest in the United States, are heartened by anti-government street protests back home but want to make sure international focus stays on what they see as a struggle for democracy.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. should clear way for tech companies to help Iranians -former crown prince

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country's clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy.

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A Foreign Hand in Protests? Iranians See Confirmation in Their History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accusation resonates for many Iranians, whose country has long been subject to foreign interference.

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What it's like for Iran's expats to watch protests unfold

Alaleh Kamran is having flashbacks. Since protests broke out in her home country of Iran last week, the Los Angeles resident has been glued to the news, social media and Telegram, the app used by many Iranians to communicate.

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Pro-government supporters take to Iran's streets in counter-protest

Pro-government counter-protesters across Iran marched Wednesday "in solidarity with the regime," according to Iranian state media, in an attempt to neutralize what the country's leaders have identified as "foreign agitators."

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At least 36 dead after bus careens off cliff in Peru: ministry

LIMA (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed in Peru on Tuesday when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital, Lima, the country's health ministry said.

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Iran's leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, U.S. calls that 'nonsense'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused the country's enemies on Tuesday of being behind days of street unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

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Trump Reiterates Support for Iranian Protesters, but Also Criticizes Obama

Unlike President Barack Obama, who was faulted for his response to the protests that became known as the Green Movement, President Trump has come down on the side of the demonstrators

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U.S. envoy Haley praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontaneous

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces.

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Iran's leader blames enemies for unrest as death toll rises

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused the country's enemies on Tuesday of stirring unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

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Haley: Iranians crying out for freedom

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley calls on the international community to support protesters demanding more freedoms in Iran.

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Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin, North Korea, DACA

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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BRIEF-Progenics Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment In Phase 3 Study Of Psma-Targeted Imaging Agent 1404

* PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS COMPLETES ENROLLMENT IN PHASE 3 STUDY OF PSMA-TARGETED IMAGING AGENT 1404 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Oil trades near strongest levels since mid-2015 on Iranian unrest

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices posted their strongest opening to a year since 2014 on Tuesday, with crude rising to mid-2015 highs amid large anti-government rallies in Iran and ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and Russia.

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Iran's leader says enemies have stirred unrest in country

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

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Iran's Supreme Leader blames 'enemies' for protests

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Iran's "enemies" on Tuesday for stirring up unrest in the country, as the death toll from days of anti-government protests climbed to 21.

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Iranian crackdown intensifies after police posts attacked

LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the Iranian capital Tehran over the past three days, the deputy provincial governor said on Tuesday, as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

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UPDATE 1-Iranian crackdown intensifies after police posts attacked

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the Iranian capital Tehran over the past three days, the deputy provincial governor said on Tuesday, as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

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Iranian officials: 'Provocateurs' to be targeted

Iran's intelligence ministry says so-called "provocateurs" will be targeted if anti-government protesters return to the streets. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

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Iranian police arrest 100 protesters in capital as crackdown intensifies

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Iranian police arrested 100 protesters in the capital on Monday, the deputy governor of Tehran said, as a police crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009.

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UPDATE 7-Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

* Trump, Netanyahu voice support for protests (Adds Iranian to headline)

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Iranian police say one officer killed by protester, raising stakes in unrest

DUBAI (Reuters) - A protester shot and killed a policeman during demonstrations in Iran, police said on Monday, the first reported fatality among security forces struggling to contain unrest challenging the clerical leadership.

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UPDATE 5-Iranian police say one officer killed by protester, raising stakes in unrest

* Trump, Netanyahu voice support for protests (Adds death of policeman)

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Iranians Protest in the Capital, Defying a Widening Crackdown

The atmosphere in Tehran was tense and security forces were out in large numbers as protests occurred sporadically.

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Analysis: How 2 US presidents reacted to 2 Iranian crackdowns

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

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Exclusive: Pakistan plans takeover of charities run by Islamist figure U.S. has targeted

(Reuters) - Pakistan's government plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who Washington has designated a terrorist, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.

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What's behind the Iranian protests?

The largest public display of discontent in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement has brought about a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump, pushback from the Iranian government and a scene that might have been unfathomable a decade ago -- protesters challenging the rule of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

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Trump applauds Iran's anti-government protest

President Trump tweeted about the recent protest in Iran and said the "Iranian govt should respect their people's rights". CNN's George Howell reports.

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Gunman kills nine outside Coptic church in Cairo suburb - ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - A gunman fired at worshippers and Egyptian police stationed outside a Coptic Orthodox church near Cairo on Friday and killed at least nine people before he was wounded and arrested, the interior ministry and church officials said.

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Gunman kills seven outside Coptic church in Cairo suburb: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on worshippers and Egyptian security forces stationed outside a Coptic church in a Cairo suburb on Friday and killed at least seven people before he was wounded and arrested, the Interior Ministry said.

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Gunmen attack church near Cairo, killing nine: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least nine people including three police in an attack on a Coptic Christian church south of Cairo on Friday, medical and security sources said.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil defense ministry opposes giving up Embraer control to Boeing

Dec 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister voiced opposition on Thursday to selling control in Embraer SA to Boeing Co, saying the defense operations of the Brazilian planemaker cannot be separated from the commercial business.

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Brazil defense ministry opposes giving up Embraer control to Boeing

(Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday no country in the world would agree to give up control of a company like Embraer SA , while voicing support for a deal with Boeing Co that maintains local control of the Brazilian planemaker.

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China commerce ministry conditionally approves Becton Dickinson-C R Bard merger

BEIJING, Dec 28 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that it has conditionally approved a merger between U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and its U.S. peer C R Bard.

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China commerce ministry says disappointed at European probe into e-bike exporters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said it is disappointed at the European Commission's decision to launch a probe into Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles, adding that Europe misunderstands the Chinese market.

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Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

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Syrian army and Iranian proxies demand surrender of rebels near Israel border

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels pinned down in a strategic area where the Israeli and Lebanese borders meet with Syria were handed an ultimatum by the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militia allies to either surrender or face certain military defeat, rebels said on Tuesday.

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Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two.

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Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion hit an area of Kabul close to a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency on Monday and casualties were likely, security officials said.

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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran's influence in the war-torn country.

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Egypt security forces kill nine suspected militants in raid: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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Russian foreign ministry: Moscow ready to cooperate with U.S. on Afghanistan - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan, Russia's Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with RIA state news agency published on Saturday.

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Iran denies British-Iranian aid worker might be released soon

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's justice ministry confirmed on Friday that authorities have opened a new case against British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail, and denied she might soon be released.

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Iran denies that British-Iranian aid worker can be released in a swap deal: Tasnim

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the justice department in Tehran denied on Friday reports in Western media that British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been sentenced to five years in jail in Iran, might be released in a swap deal.

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Russia's Globex bank says hackers targeted its SWIFT computers

MOSCOW/TORONTO (Reuters) - Hackers tried to steal 55 million rubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of attempted cyber heists that use fraudulent wire-transfer requests.

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Russian Foreign Ministry says latest U.S. sanctions are 'grotesque'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The latest U.S. sanctions imposed on five Russians and Chechens are grotesque and groundless, and Moscow will hit back with tit-for-tat sanctions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Iraq oil ministry starts taking over Majnoon oilfield operations

BAGHDAD, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Iraq's oil ministry said on Thursday it had started to take over operations of Majnoon oilfield from Royal Dutch Shell and planned to lift output in future.

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U.S. creating 'sensational hype' over China's military modernization: ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has created "sensational hype" over China's military modernization, the defense ministry has said in reaction to a White House report branding China a competitor seeking to challenge U.S. power.

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Iraq oil ministry says has started to take over operations of Majnoon oil field

BAGHDAD, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Iraq's oil ministry said on Thursday it had started to take over the operations of the Majnoon oil field from Royal Dutch Shell.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Iran's capital

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday night, state media reported, but there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage.

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Firing Mueller 'would be a gross abuse of power,' top Democrat on intelligence committee says

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that the firing of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller would be a "gross abuse of power" and called for Congress to respond with "significant consequences" if President Donald Trump took that step.

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U.N. decries Israel's killing of Gaza amputee, Israel denies he was targeted

GENEVA (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official said on Tuesday that Israel's killing of a disabled Palestinian man protesting against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "incomprehensible", but Israel said he had not been targeted.

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Japanese construction firms targeted in fresh raids

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo prosecutors raided the headquarters of Japanese construction firms Taisei Corp and Obayashi Corp on Tuesday over alleged antitrust violations linked to $80 billion worth of magnetic levitation (maglev) train projects.

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Russia's Lavrov and Iran's Zarif discuss nuclear issue by phone: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the Middle East and Iran's nuclear deal in a phone conversation, Russian foreign ministry said on Monday.

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South Korea trade ministry says ready to begin renegotiating U.S. trade pact

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's trade ministry said on Monday it had reported to parliament a plan to renegotiate the 2012 free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States after President Donald Trump threatened earlier this year to scrap the accord unless it was revised.

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SPD leader wants Merkel to relinquish finance ministry: Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) leader Martin Schulz wants Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to leave the powerful finance ministry to his center-left party in coalition talks, a report in business daily Handelsblatt said.

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House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe

With key interviews shoehorned into next week before the holiday break, the House Intelligence Committee appears to be rushing its Russia probe to an end.

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Turkish minister calls for witness in U.S. trial to be repatriated: ministry sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's justice minister has told his U.S. counterpart that a former Turkish police investigator who testified at the trial of a Turkish banker in New York was wanted by Ankara and should be sent back to his country, justice ministry sources said.

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Haley: Missile debris 'proof' of Iran's UN violations

Standing in front of a display of recovered missile debris, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented what she called "concrete evidence" of Iran's weapons proliferation on Thursday at a military base in Washington and called on the international community to join "a united front in resisting this global threat."

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German court rules against foreign intelligence mass communication surveillance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) must not store the metadata - such as phone numbers - of international phone calls for the purpose of intelligence analysis, a court rules on Thursday.

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Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, state news agency SPA reported.

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In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iranian weaponry from Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions.

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Iraq hangs 38 Sunni militants in mass execution: justice ministry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq hanged 38 Sunni Muslim militants on Thursday after they were sentenced to death on terrorism charges, the justice ministry said in a statement.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision shows lack of respect for Palestinian nation: Iran's Rouhani

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows the United States lacks any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday.

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Google to open artificial intelligence center in China

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Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

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Be careful, murdered Iranian activist's daughter tells European exiles

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The daughter of an Iranian Arab activist killed in the Netherlands last month linked his death to political conflict in the Middle East, and warned other exiles in Europe to be on their guard.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

Our friend Alberto Nisman was killed for trying to expose the truth behind a Buenos Aires bombing. His work is finally being vindicated.

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Iran will treat jailed aid worker as Iranian citizen-foreign ministry

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will treat a British-Iranian aid worker as an Iranian citizen and she will serve her sentence as determined by the judiciary, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

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Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said.

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Iran's defense minister to visit Russia soon: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami plans to visit Russia soon, the RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing a source at the Iranian defense ministry.

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US considers how to curtail Iran's 'malign influence'

Even as the Pentagon remains focused on deterring North Korea and fighting ISIS, multiple US officials tell CNN that Defense Secretary James Mattis is asking planners to think about what action to take on Iran.

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Ethics Committee clears Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes in its investigation into whether he disclosed classified information to the Trump White House, which could create an avenue for Nunes to return to the helm of the panel's Russia investigation.

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House Intelligence chairman cleared of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Thursday cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of charges that he had disclosed classified information, potentially clearing the way for him to resume leadership of the panel's Russia investigation.

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House ethics panel clears Intelligence chairman of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Thursday it had cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of disclosing classified information, citing an analysis by three experts from the intelligence community.

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China fines for environmental violations up 48 percent from Jan-Oct: ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China firms accused of violating environmental regulations paid fines totaling 1.02 billion yuan ($154 million) in the first 10 months of 2017, up 48 percent from a year earlier, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.

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Tillerson Suggests Cuba Could Have Stopped ‘Targeted Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats

“You probably know” who attacked the 24 American diplomats in Cuba, the secretary of state said. “You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.”

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China fines for environmental violations up 48 pct from Jan-Oct: ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China firms accused of violating environmental regulations paid fines totaling 1.02 billion yuan ($154 million) in the first 10 months of 2017, up 48 percent from a year earlier, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-San Leon Energy Informs Ministry Of Environment Of Intention To Relinquish Interest In Remaining Baltic Basin Shale Gas

* INFORMED MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT IN POLAND OF ITS INTENTION TO RELINQUISH ITS INTEREST IN ITS REMAINING BALTIC BASIN SHALE GAS

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Manafort Associate Has Russian Intelligence Ties, Court Document Says

In the document, the special counsel cited an op-ed article drafted by Paul Manafort and his Russia-linked associate to shape public opinion about consulting work in Ukraine.

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Mueller team says ex-Trump campaign chief worked on an op-ed with a Russian linked to Russian intelligence

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller's team said Monday.

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Lakers to enforce so-called 'LaVar Ball rule'

There's now at least one less place to interview LaVar Ball.

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France should know that Iran's missiles are not negotiable: spokesman

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France should know that Iran’s missile program is not an issue that can be negotiated, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said in an interview with state media on Monday.

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Weightlifting: Surprise win for Chilean, world records for Iran's Moradi

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Chile's Arley Mendez returned from more than four years of international competitive exile to defeat Iran's Olympic champion Kianoush Rostami in the men's 85 kilogram class at weightlifting's World Championships on Sunday, while Sohrab Moradi broke two world records in the 94kg class.

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is questioning the President's response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee rebutted President Donald Trump on Sunday, questioning his response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea and backing former FBI Director James Comey.

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CIA director: Trump tweets yielding valuable intelligence

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Saturday that President Donald Trump's prolific Twitter feed was yielding valuable intelligence.

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CIA chief Pompeo says he warned Iran's Soleimani over Iraq aggression

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran's increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq.

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Amazon steps up pace in artificial intelligence race

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc this week announced a flurry of new machine learning features for its Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, raising its challenge to Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms for the lead in artificial intelligence.

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Exclusive: Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Riyadh's regional rival Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government.

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Attorney general meets with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met behind closed doors on Thursday with members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

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Gunmen kill intelligence officer at Islamabad Shi'ite mosque

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer at the scene, police said.

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Artificial intelligence is the next generation of warfare -- and the US is losing

More than 60 years after a space race rivalry with the Soviet Union ushered in a new era of ballistic missile development, the US is facing another "Sputnik moment" amid a rapidly escalating international competition over artificial intelligence, according to former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

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BRIEF-Freeport Indonesia exports 684,333 T of copper concentrate by end-Oct -ministry

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data showed:

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Saudis call Iran an enemy to conceal defeat in region, Iranian president says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia presents Iran as an enemy because it wants to cover up its defeats in the region, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a live interview Tuesday broadcast on state TV.

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An Iranian Wrestler Throws His Match to Avoid an Israeli

The athlete was cruising against an inferior Russian until his coach shouted “Lose!” after learning who his next opponent would be.

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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.

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Turkish, Sudanese intelligence agencies catch and return alleged coup suspect: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Sudanese intelligence agencies have captured and returned to Turkey a man believed to be a financier for the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday.

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Iran's Rouhani says Sochi summit 'right step, at right time' for Syria

LONDON (Reuters) - The trilateral meeting between Iran, Russia and Turkey in the Russian resort of Sochi this week was "a right step, at the right time" for the future of Syria, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in a phone call.

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Lebanon's Jumblatt calls for Saudi-Iranian discussions

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Saturday called on Saudi Arabia to enter dialogue with Iran and said that the Kingdom’s modernization plans could not work while Riyadh was engaged in a war in Yemen.

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US intelligence fears holiday attack

There's growing concern in the US intelligence community over the possibility of a terror attack during the holiday season. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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BRIEF-General Electric, Iraqi Ministry of Electricity sign $400 mln contract

* Says Iraqi Ministry Of Electricity and GE sign $400 million contract to build 14 electric substations

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UPDATE 2-U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

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Iranian charged in 'Game of Thrones' hack

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U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian-based hacker with penetrating the network of cable TV provider HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

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Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

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Iranian president declares end of Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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Fifteen dead in food aid stampede in Morocco: ministry

RABAT (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out in the Moroccan town of Sidi Boulaalam on Sunday as food aid was being distributed in a market, the Interior Ministry said.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, another fighter, killed in Syria: Iranian media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A commander in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

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Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday.

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France should not interfere in Iran's missile program: adviser to Iran's supreme leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France should not interfere in Iran's missile program, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said on Saturday according to state media.

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German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

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Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.

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Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

The largest hospital in the earthquake zone nearly collapsed. Iran’s president wants to investigate.

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Turkey asks U.S. about jailed trader: foreign ministry sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a note to U.S. authorities inquiring about the condition of gold trader Reza Zarrab, held in the United States awaiting trial on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkish Foreign Ministry sources said on Wednesday.

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U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear behind closed doors for an interview with the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence committee on Nov. 30, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Collapsed state housing in Iranian quake shows corruption: Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The ease with which some state-built homes collapsed in Sunday's earthquake in western Iran showed corrupt practices when they were constructed, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a sentiment shared by many ordinary Iranians.

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China pig herd shrinks further in October: agriculture ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's pig herd shrank in October by the most in close to two years, said the agriculture ministry on Wednesday, amid a crackdown on farm pollution that has forced hundreds of thousands of farms to close in the past year.

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Turkey 'appalled' by U.S. stance on IS withdrawal from Raqqa: ministry

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the U.S. Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State to withdraw Islamic State militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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Russia's Defense Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online.

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Oil seen as real prize of Iran's Kurdish adventure

By Ahmed Rasheed, Dmitry Zhdannikov and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

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Iran's quake death toll rises to 530, more than 8,000 injured: IRNA

ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 530 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday, adding that more than 8,000 others were injured.

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BRIEF-Cray ‍says Cray Advanced Supercomputer to assist Samsung's research on artificial intelligence, deep learning​

* ‍CRAY ADVANCED SUPERCOMPUTER TO ASSIST SAMSUNG'S RESEARCH ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Iranian-backed militias routed in last Syrian militant stronghold

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Monday regained control of Albu Kamal city, their last stronghold in Syria, after Iranian-backed militias who captured the city a few days earlier were ambushed and forced to retreat, tribal leaders, residents and a war monitor said.

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Former intelligence officials say Trump is being manipulated by Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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UAE Defence Ministry enters $1.6 bln deal with Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16 fighters

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates' Defence Ministry announced a 6 billion dirham ($1.63 billion) deal with Lockheed Martin Corp to upgrade F-16 jet fighters, a spokesman said on Sunday.

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Iran rejects Macron call for talks on Iranian missiles

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Sunday a call by French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Tehran's ballistic missiles, saying they were defensive and unrelated to a nuclear agreement with world powers.

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Trump sides with U.S. intelligence agencies on Russian meddling

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he sided with U.S. intelligence agencies, under their current leadership, when it came to Russian meddling in last year's U.S. election.

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CIA director says agency still stands by US intelligence assessment after Trump appears to side with Putin

CIA Director Mike Pompeo stands by US intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, the agency said Saturday, despite President Donald Trump saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says his country didn't interfere.

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Israeli intelligence firm regrets working for Weinstein, official says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli intelligence firm which reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein gather information on women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault is sorry it agreed to work with the Hollywood producer, a company official said on Thursday.

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Iranian political activist shot dead in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A political activist who founded an Arab nationalist group seeking an independent state inside Iran was shot dead in the Netherlands, police said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest more dual nationals

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges, according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives, twice as many as earlier reported by local or international media.

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Woodford-backed Prothena targeted by short seller Kerrisdale

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short position on drugmaker Prothena, a company backed by UK investor Neil Woodford, calling it "the next big biotech blowup".